Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Birthday Card Sampler

I have a lovely bunch of girlfriends and we always meet up for lunch whenever it is someone's birthday.  They always get a handmade card and this card was inspired by Penny Thomas.  I have seen quite a few sampler cards around and they are just gorgeous.  I am looking forward to making a few more of these. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps:  Tea Shoppe
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive
Ribbon:  5/8” (1.6 cm) Crochet Trim Victoria and Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and Postage Stamp
Embellishments:  Pearls and Tea Time Trinkets

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Gift Bag and Card

I love making little boxes / purses that have a matching card to go with them.  It makes the gift more complete I think.

Stamps:  En Francais and Itty Bitty Banners
Ink:  Crumb Cake and Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla
Ribbon:  ½” (1.3cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Always Artichoke and 5/8" (1.6 cm) Flower Trim
Embellishments:  Pearls and Vintage Trinkets
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and Scallop Trim Border
Big Shot:  Beautiful Butterflies

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

GIft Box and Matching Card

I have been playing around with Vellum lately and found that it is really versatile.  The flower is made with a mixture of Crepe Filter Paper and vellum.  The envelope for the 3 x 3 inch card was also made with vellum.  I didn't use any adhesive on the envelope, I just held it closed with some bakers twine and the card front showed through so I didn't even decorate the envelope.  The card fits inside the box perfectly. 

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri and Creative Elements
Cardstock:   Crumb Cake, Vellum and Whisper White
Ribbon:  Whisper White Bakers Twine
Big Shot: Fun Flowers
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly
Embellishments:  White Embossing Powder, Doilies and Antique Brads
Other:  Kraft Boxes

Monday, 20 May 2013

Sale-a-bration Card Set

I did a swap with my team ages ago and this is one of the cards that I cased from the Rachael.  I just loved the fancy fold.

Stamps:  Patterned Occasions
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit (marker pens)
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberrt Ripple and Whisper White
Big Shot: Window Framelits Die and Vine Street Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  Pearls and Essentials Paper Piercing Pack

Monday, 6 May 2013

Chalkboard Technique

Of course you all know the chalkboard technique.  I just had to try it out and loved it so much that the next time I looked I had made about 8 cards using this technique.  The frame around the card is drawn freehand.

Stamps:  From My Heart
Ink:  White Stazon and Versa Mark
Cardstock:  Basic Black and Naturals White
Embellishments:  Button from SAB
Other:  White Embossing Powder and White Gel Pen

Sunday, 5 May 2013

A card I don't like and one I do

Do you ever make a card but just feel that there is something not right about it?  Well that is how I felt about the "the best things in life" card.  I even tried different colours but it was just not coming together.

I decided to change the above card and this is what I came up.  I was much happier with the second card.

Stamps:  Feel goods and From My Heart
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Basic Grey and Stazon Black 
Cardstock:  Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette and Vellum
Ribbon:  1 1/4" (3.2 cm) Two-Tone Ribbon in Basic Grey/Basic Black / Pink/Rose Red and 5/8" (1.6cm) Flower Trim
Big Shot:  Textured Embossing Folder Honeycomb, Finishing Touches Edgelits and Apothecary Accents Framelits
Punches: Elegant Butterfly
Embellishments:  Pearls and Essentials Paper Piercing Pack
DSP:  First Edition Speciality

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Countryside Card Set

I love the simplicity of these cards.  I used the blender pen to add a little definition to the stamped image. I also distressed around all the edges with the new Stampin' Distress Tool which is available from the seasonal catalog.

Stamps:  Countryside, Clockworks and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink:  Not Quite Navy and River Rock
Cardstock:  Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Very Vanilla and Watercolour Paper
Big shot:  Finishing Touches Edgelits
DSP:  First Edition Speciality
Others:  Stampin' Distress Tool and Blender Pen
Embellishments:  1/8" (3.2cm) Mini Brads

Friday, 3 May 2013

Treat Bag

I cased this from Stampin Up, but used my own measurements. I used the Natural Composition Speciality paper which is already embossed.  I coloured the pattern with the Stampin Write Markers and wiped away the excess ink with a tissue.  I filled a cellophane bag with treats and threaded the ribbon through all the layers.

Ink:  Old Olive and Not Quite Navy
Ribbon:  3/8" (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon in Not Quite Navy and Linen Thread
DSP:  Natural Composition Speciality
Other:  Cellophane Bag

Baby Card

My third granddaughter had her naming ceromony a few weeks ago and as I was not able to go, I sent a card.  You can't really see from the photo but there is lots of dazzling diamonds on the butterflies.  My daughter loves bling so how could I send a card without bling.  I also added some Rhinestones to the middle butterfly.

Front of Card

Inside of Card

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri and Itty Bitty Banners
Ink:  Pretty in Pink and Wisteria Wonder
DSP:  Twitterpated
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White
Big Shot: Bitty Banners Framelits and Fancy Fan EF
Punch:  Elegant Butterfly
Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds and Rhinestones

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A very special birthday card

This is a 21st card I made for my friends daughter.  I also made a matching box to hold a small gift.

Stamps:  En Francais, Vintage Verses (SAB) and Pennant Parade
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Cardstock:  Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Whisper White
Ribbon:  ½” (1.3cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Rose Red / Pool Party and Very Vanilla Bakers Twine from the Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit
Big Shot: Framelits Die
Embellishments:  Artisan Embellishments Kit and White Embossing Powder